The basketball slam dunk is arguably the most exciting movement in sport. Many average sized men (sub 6 ft tall) are in awe of the select few who can rise above the rim and throw down an impressive jam. Sure it is an easy feat for those over 6 ft 8 but for the average man who wants to learn how to dunk it can seem like an almost impossible task.
A slam dunk, also simply dunk, is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air, controls the ball above the horizontal plane of the rim, and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or two hands touching the rim.
Abstract your mind and let your muscles work. Then, lower your body and be prepared for liftoff; prepare arms and lower back before jump through pointing toes toward knees and start off motion (Slam Dunk Science). Forward momentum occurs and the body easily takes off.
In a dunk the ball leaves the hand at nearly the same or a lower height than the basketball ring and is therefore said to be negative. To maximize distance for a negative release point the angle of release should be higher than 45 degrees (Rander, 2013). The next element that effects the in air flight phase is gravity.
Current Era Dunking. -Plantar Flexion 50 degree. -Metatarsophalangeal Joint 70 degree. Ankle Joint. -Gastrocnemius (Bi) -Soleus (SIngle) -Tibialis Post. -Flexor digitorum longus. -Peroneus longus.
As if an official dunk contest was not enough, The Basketball Movement Invitational will start the upcoming weekend with a bang, having its first Three-Point Contest Friday night. Slated for approximately 7:30 on the first night of action, a three-point competition will be a fun way to ease into the competitive atmosphere the camp is famous for. The contest will mirror a typical NBA three-point contest (hold some of the gimmicks from the most recent All-Star event).
This case study examined the accuracy of a three-dimensional markerless motion capture system (3-D MCS) for determining the biomechanical characteristics of the basketball dunk. A former collegiate (NCAA Division-I) basketball player (age=26 yrs, height=2.08 m, weight=111.4 kg) performed 30 maximum effort dunks utilizing a two-hands, no-step, two-leg jumping approach.
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